20th isle Marine is killed in Iraq
The lance corporal from California died from wounds in Anbar
The 20th Kaneohe Marine to die in Iraq this year has been identified as Lance Cpl. Timothy W. Brown.
Brown, 21, of Sacramento, Calif., died Tuesday of wounds received during combat operations in Anbar province.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 2005, reported to Kaneohe Bay in March and deployed to Iraq in September with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Since September, Brown's 2nd Battalion has lost nine Marines.
Its sister unit -- the 3rd Battalion -- also was in Iraq earlier this year until it was replaced by the 2nd Battalion. The 2nd Battalion, with nearly 1,000 Marines, has been located northwest of Baghdad since September. It is expected to be in Iraq for seven months.
The 3rd Battalion's combat deaths climbed to 11 before the unit returned to Kaneohe after seven months in Iraq.
Forty-one soldiers, two sailors, 66 Marines, one Air Force personnel and one civilian with Hawaii ties have been killed in Iraq since the war started on March 19, 2003.
In Afghanistan the death toll is 30. Fifteen 25th Division soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, as well as nine Marines and six sailors.